*Thirty years ago yesterday, video game players were introduced to a lone bounty hunter by the name of Samus Aran, who began her journey to rid the universe of Space Pirates and Metroids in the 1986 game titled 'Metroid.' Since then, there have been several titles that have been added to this growing series.
Metroid 2: Return of Samus.
Metroid: Zero Mission.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
Metroid Prime Hunters.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
Metroid: Other M.
That's not even mentioning the Metroid Prime Pinball game, The Metroid Prime Trilogy game, Samus's appearances in the the Super Smash Bros. series, and Metroid Blast on the Nintendoland game.
Despite all these games though, Metroid still isn't one of Nintendo's biggest lines. It definitely has its fanbase, but its clear that Metroid isn't as popular as Mario, Zelda, or Pokemon. That may arguably be why we are not getting a new Metroid game besides Metroid Prime: Federation Force to mark this occasion. But that doesn't mean we, the fans, can't celebrate the anniversary of this series together.
Happy 30th anniversary Metroid. May your fans continue to destroy Space Pirates, Metroids, and whatever other possibles threats may arise in the future games.
Questions to start conversations:
1. What Metroid game got you into the series?
2. What is your overall favorite Metroid game?
3. What is your favorite enemy and/or boss fight from the games?
4. What is your favorite area from the games?
5. Will you play Metroid Prime: Federation Force?
*I meant to post this entry yesterday, but I couldn't get on BZP when I had free time to do so. Oh well.